Better Than Counting Sheep for Sleep

Greetings!  Getting adequate sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health. 

One of the many tools I teach students to use includes the technique below called 3, 2, 1 Sleep.  I hope you enjoy it and it brings you many blissful zzzzs!  If you need additional assistance, I offer a free 30 minute phone consult.  Call or email me today!, 607-287-7907


First, just listen for three things.  Any three things that you hear:  the noise of your breathing—“one”; or maybe the sound of a far-off airplane—“two”; or maybe the sound of a fan—“three”.  Any three things at all.  They can even be the same thing.  Just listen for, hear, and then count three things.  It’s that simple.


Next, feel three things.  Any three things.  The feeling of the sheet against the skin—one.  An interesting tingling sensation in the limbs—two.  Cool or maybe warm air on the face—three. It does not matter what they are.  Any three things will do.  They can be different or the same.  Just feel them and count them, 1, 2, 3.


And then, see three things.  Allow 3 pleasant images to come into the mind with your eyes closed.  Just let them appear on their own.  A rose—one.  A blue sky—two.  Some third image; it does not matter what it is, maybe a beach—three.  Any three images.  Then, after you have seen the third thing, go back and hear two things, and count them in the mind.  Then feel two things.  Then see two things.  Then hear one thing, feel one thing, and see one thing.


And then start again.   Hear three things, feel three things, see three things.  Then hear two things, feel two things and see two things. Then hear, feel and see one thing. 


And back to three.  As the mind is experiencing what it hears, feels and sees, as it starts to drift to sleep, you will likely lose count.  That is fine; just start over.  Hear, feel and see three things.  Hear, feel and see two things.  Hear, feel and see one thing.  You can uses this strategy and discover what interesting things you can experience as you drift into a deep, restful sleep.